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SMit4Sxgatt aty
Fi fty-S xth Year


Editei and managed by students of the University of
Michigan under the authority of the Board in Control
of Student Publications.
Editorial Staff
Margaret Farmer . . . . . . . Managing Editor
,ale Champion. . ,. . . . Editorial Director
Robert Goldman. . . . . . . . . .. City Editor
Emily E. Knapp . . . . . . . . Associate Editor
Pat Cameron . . . . . . . . . Associate Editor
Clark Baker . . . . . . . . . .Sports Editor
Des Howarth . . . . . . . Associate Sports Editor
Ann Schutz . . . . . . . . Women's Editor
Dona Guimaraes . . . . Associate Women's Editor
Business Stafff
Dorothy Flint . . . . . . . Business Manager
Joy Altman . . . . . . Associate Business Manager
Evelyn Mills . . . . . Associate Business Manager
Telephone 23-24-1

* Everybody's Tired On Monday
Sociology On The Loose They write masterly dissections of the editorial
SOCIOLOGY has come to the rescue of that page, sling snide slurs at their fellow writers of
ferocious top sergeant of ours whose splen- letters to the editor, turn out opy worthy of
etic cussing at the war's outset caused innocent Gargoyle. But letters signed Bonus Publicus,
ears considerable distress. The sergeant's exqui- we can leave 'em.
site profanity was in no way prompted by his
own vinegarish personality according to an ar- ll items aTera in this colhmn are written
by members off The Daily staff and edited by the
ticle in the March issue of the American Journal Editorial Director.)
of Sociology. On the contrary when old soldiers
turn the air blue "they are merely speaking the
language of their social group." M v
C r* * * rent
We're Not Interested I III
THERE'S a dangerous tendency reappear-
ing in the newspaper business. Richard
Harding Davis did this kind of thing about At the Michigan . . .
the turn of the century, and just as the
professor settles back into .is swivel chair,OEL COWARD'S production of "Blithe Spir-
up pops an enterprising youth in that haven it," featuring Rex Harrison and Constance
for crackpots, sun-spotted California. He Cummings. An English comedy of manners, the
proposes that reporters parachute into crises picture has to do with an unusual combination
with walkie-talkies and a couple of sand- of seances, ghosts, and marital troubles. In re-
wiches. Calling his organization Paranews, turning to plague her husband, the ghost of a
this big, two-hearted joe tells prospective man's first wife creates numerous difficulties for
clients that they will not be liable for in- his second. The plot revolves around this triangle
jury to Paranews personnel, of man, wife, and ectoplasm.
Thanks, buddy, but we got thin ankles This is the type of film the British do so well.
and scruples. It has the brisk action, sparkling dialogue, and
* * * * overall sophistication that our own pictures often
From The Patent Office lack. With skillfully written lines of subtle humor,
HrS TERA PofinstializaionCoward has constructed a clever comedy that is
TIS ERA of industrialization is marvelous, far above average. Harrison and Cummings turn
First they hit us with a door lock which i dpformances while an interesting musi-
doesn't require a key. Then comes a juke box in gooperfrascoie an interestinsemui
whih rise it voumein iret popotio ~ cal score was provided by Richard Addinsell,
which raises its volume in direct proportion to composer of the "Warsaw Concerto," and is play-
the people yelling around it. ed by the London Symphony. Not without its
Now at the World Invention Exhibition, a love faults, the picture tends to drag a bit at times
seat which unfolds into a bed is being shown. and some of the lines are indistinguishable due
Well, at least this last one sounds like a time- to the rapid rate at which they are spoken. But
saver, these slight flaws do not detract appreciably from
an American filmgoer's opinion of "Blithe Spirit"
Program For Progress as a thoroughly delightful movie.
WE HOPE the new student government * * *
will start functioning before those "Vote
for Congress-Cabinet" signs which were the State .
painted on campus sidewalks on election day "LITTLE GIANT" is another Abbot and Costello
are rubbed out by pedestrian traffic. picture that is not very funny. Playing the
Removal of said signs is a project to which part of an unhappy vacuum cleaner salesman,
any student government could point with Costello manages to waddle through a few scenes
pride. of acceptable slapstick, but these are not suffi-
cient to save the film from its trite sentimental-
Our Covert Correspondents ity. "Little Giant" can be ignored without ever
A lot of people send us letters we would love being missed.
to print, but they don't sign the things. -Hap Eaton
,Lietter6 to the &tto-

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college Publishers Represenative
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
Free Press
be sure that they are receiving news from
a great part of the world without censorship, ac-
cording to a recent Associated Press release.
In Europe, American reporters find complete
news freedom in France, Italy, the Nether-
lands, Belgium, Portugal, Norway, Sweden,
Switzerland, 'Albania and Bulgaria. In Spain,
while foreign correspondents are not subject to
censorship, they find some difficulty in obtain-
ing information. The American press finds no
restrictions in the American occupation zones of
Austria and Germany.
The only areas within which United States
correspondents are still operating under a com-
plete or partial blackout condition are Soviet
Russia and its satellites. In Russia itself all
outgoing dispatches are strictly censored. Sov-
let censorship of all news in Romania was pro-
vided for in the armistice, but the Russians
have released some major Allied correspon-
dents from these limitations. The Polish for-
eign ministry has promised that all censorship
of Allied correspondents in that country will
soon end.
IN SPITE OF these exceptional areas, however
(and conditions there are slowly improving),
the American press is able to provide the people
with news coverage in keeping with the time-
honored Anglo-American tradition of freedom
of the press.
But when we turn to the domestic press of
these same countries we find a very different
picture. "There are", the AP release said, "still
only a handful which enjoy anything like what is
known to Americans and British as freedom of
the press."
In Austria, the US Army news service ceased
delivering spot news Monday, and the charter
for a proposed cooperative Austrian agency has
not yet been approved because the proposed
organization would be dominated by political
parties. Restoration of freedom of the domestic
pess is one of the demands being made upon the
Bulgarian government by opposition parties.
'JlHE FINNISH domestic press receives official
"guidance" in order to avoid complications
with the control commission. Censors listen to
telephone conversations and sometimes inter-
rupt. In Poland also the domestic press is strictly
censored, which officials say is necessary because
of the presence of "subversive elements." A law
enforced by the Russians in Hungary forbids
statements detrimental to the government, whe-
ther true or untrue. The Portuguese press is per-
mitted to publish only "unpleasant reports"
about Generalissimo Stalin.
These are only a few of the instances which
show clearly that the domestic newspapers of
most European countries are in a brown-out-
or even a total blackout-which is very far in-

H'ERRY-(;O-ROlJN1: ti p e
Suit CaeWr
W/ASH'IiNGONi--- ft isno secrt
tawhtoristwwrprkdiisions of i.lie Army and Navy is
the fact that fuuresttoic1 bombs
can be smu Bled into the United
Stages in suitcases. This is a known
possibily that the Amican public
should i~l wk keep in mind.
In fact, the probabe warfare of
the future w illcon itof smugling
20 suitcases with 20 atomic bombs
into 20 key cities otUhe USA. Then
the enemy would notify Washington
that unl ss it yielded on certaine
pcins by such and eth a deadline, q
these 20 c.it is u ouhi e blown to
bite. t
Both the Army and Navy neces-
sarily have studied this possibil-c
ity most carefully. That is theirt
job, and higher-ups who are frankt
privately agree tat tuture intel-
ligence regard ing foreign nations
is all-impor tant - also that the
day is looming when big land arm-
is and battlkships may become as
old-fashioned as horse cavalry.
IN the last few days, however, Con-
gress has made two moves en-
tirely out of keeping with the trend
ofmodern warfare.
First, the House Appropriations
Committee wiped out the State D-
pa tment's appropria tion for "intel-
ligence," in other words the unit
which studies what other nations
are doing. Second, the House Mili-
tary Affairs Committee has voted to
continue peacetime military eonsciip-
tion for .the first time in history.
Continuation of the draft is, of
course, a very debatable subject
However, few people-cx cpt certain
congressional moss-backs- would de-
ny the State Department money to
carry on "intelligence', abroad.
The amount it requested was
only $4,150 36, com red with
hundreds of millions spent for "in-
telligence" in wartime. What some
key congressmen don't seem to
realize is that money spent for in-
telligence after a war starts is like
building a hospital after a small-
pox epidemic is in ful swing. Like
modern vaccination, it is intelli-
gence before a war starts which
really counts.
Note-A lot of people are wonder-
ing what's happened to Democratic
representative Louis Rabaut of
Grosse Point Park, Michigan, hither-
to considered an able congressman.
He is the subcommittee chairman
who insisted on cutting the heart
out of the State Department appro-
priation bill.
Two (ood Congress men
T HE Collier's awards for disting-
uished service in Congress to GOP
Senator Arthur Vandenburg of Mich-
igan and Democratic Representative
Mike Monroney of Oklahoma met
with wide approval in the capital.
Vandenburg was recognized for his
efforts in United Nation's affairs
and Monroney for outstanding serv-
ice as a legislator.
Several chuckles were sandwiched
between the kudos as President Tru-
man made the presentations at the
White House, especially when he
handed Vandenberg his silver plaque.
Thanking the President for "getting
out of my way," Vandenberg added:
"Lucky for me you aren't still in
Congress, Harry. I wouldn't have
made it if you hadn't moved to the
White House."
(Copyright, 1946, Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
(old Shell amue

Spring Term Exam Schedule
June 13 to June 19, 1946
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
College of Pharmacy
School of Business Administration
School of Education
School of Forestry and Conservation
School of Music
School of Public Health
NOTE: For courses having both lectures and quizzes, .the time of ex-
ercise is the time of the first lecture period of the week; for courses having
rluizzes only, the time of exercise is the time of the first quiz period. Cer-
tain courses will be examined at special periods as noted below the regular
schedule. To avoid misunderstandings and errors, each student should re-
ceive notification from his instructor of the time and place of his examina-
tion. In the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, no date of examina-
tion may be changed without the consent of the Examination Committee,


Time of Exercise
Monday at 8 ....
" 4 9 . . .
" 10 . . .
Monday at .1
" } " 2 . ..
Tuesday at 8 .,.
,, 9 ...
's 10
"t "r 11
Tuesday at 1 ...
" "T 2 . . .
"7 " 3 . . .

Time of Examination

................... Thu.. June
................ Sat., June
.................... Fri., June 1
................ Tues., JuneI
....................W ed., June
...................Mon., June 7
...................Thu., June I
................... Fri., June 1
................. Thu., June ]
................... Tues., June
....................Mon., June
............. ....... Sat., June 1
....................W ed., June
.................... Tues., June


2:00- 4:00
2:00- 4:00
2:00- 4:00
2:00- 4:00

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Political Science 1, 2, 52 ..........
Speech 31, 32 ....................
French 1, 2, 12, 31, 32, 61, 62,
91, 93, 153 ....................
English 1, 2 ........................
Economics 51, 52, 53, 54 ............
Botany 1 ...........................
Zoology 1 ..........................
Sociology 51, 54 ....................
Spanish 1, 2, 31, 32 ..................
German 1, 2, 31, 32, 348 ..............
School of Business Administration

Sat., June
Mon., June




2:00- 4:00

Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any necessary changes
will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
School of Forestry and Conservation
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any necessary changes
will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
School of Music: Individual Instruction in Applied Music
Individual examinations of appointment will be given for all applied
music courses (individual instruction) elected for credit in any unit of the
University. For time and place of examinations, see bulletin board at the
School of Music.
School of Public Health
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any necessary changes
will be indicated on the School bulletin board.

Over The Fence
To the Editor:
I wish to correct a misrepresentation of my'
stand made in your paper Sunday, April 14th.
The error was made through no fault of yours;
rather, was the result of a not too clear telephone
conversation with the local telegraph office. My
comment should have read:
"What a magnificent victory for the thinking
students of Michigan. Over 9,000 strong rejected
puppet government."
I believe this puts me on exactly the opposite
side of the fence-in greener pastures.
-Ralph H. Neely
What We Missed
To the Editor:
BEFORE being "tempted to mutter about ju-
venility under (his) senile breath" perhaps
the writer of the It So Happens column should
familiarize himself with the facts about the miss-
ing slide rule. His odious condemnation of the
Engineers bears out a fact that I have long
believed about The Daily. This writer has put his
neck on the chopping block and I now intend to
swing the axe.
In the first place neither the Engineers or
the Lawyers knew that the slide rule was miss-
ing until early Friday morning, some two days
short of apprehending the thieves. For the En-
gineers it was a good publicity stunt to relate the
feud between themselves and the Lawyers but
in doing this they ;dangled a tempting prize
before the eyes of every organization on campus.
The result personified itself at the dance Friday,
night when, much to the embarrassment of the
Engineers, the slide rule was brought in by a
number of Theta Delts. Up until that time no one
seemed to know that it was missing and even
when it was brought into the ball room the En-
gineers tried to make out that it had been saved
for them by a few anonymous friends.
But did the news of this incident come to the
attention of the reporters on the staff of The
Daily? After the rule had been returned with
some distrubance, were the eagle-eyed members
of The Daily aroused from their impenetrable
slumber concerning the activities that take place
on campus? Instead of finding out the facts of
the story and admitting that they had missed the
boat on getting the news, they passed the whole
thing off to the Engineers as a cheap publicity
stunt. From what I have been reading in The
Daily lately I am inclined to think that these
wide-eyed reporters were poring over the latest
international developments and planning a pana-

cea for the disturbed post-war world. I suggest
that they keep their own inexperience confined
to campus activities and try to find out just what
is going on in their own back yard.
To my belief this incident has at long last
put The Daily staff in their proper position-
that of adolescent hypocrites. What the stu-
dents want is a little more campus interest and
spirit that is not degraded by any alleged "sen-
ile" personality that sets himself up as copious
interpreter of human behavior. I suggest that
he occupy himself with getting the facts first-
hand rather than sitting behind a desk and
warping everything that comes under his eye.
And in closing may I comment that this It So
Happens column appears to be continually effer-
vescing with some sort of "senile" odor whose
derivations seem to rooted in a decadent "so
What" attitude. -Roy Bradstrum
The English Language
To the Editor:
FOR THE PAST several days I have been con-
fronted with a rather perplexing phenomen-
on. As one out of many veterans I am looking for
an apartment. Possibly mine is a less critical
case than are others because the object of my
search is an apartment for the summer only.
According to custom I proceeded, among other
steps, to put up a card here and there about the
campus (one or two must still be up since the
phone continues to ring). The legend is a simple
one: "Veteran etc. etc. (stressing the "no-dog, no
children" angle) wishes to sublease etc. etc." And
here's where the rub lies.
Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Thin Paper,
Fifth Edition- The Largest Abridgment, Second
Edition) (even the reference sounds a bit con-
fusing) Springfield, Mass., 1940, on page 992
states as follows: "Sublease: A lease by a tenant
or lessee to another person of part or all of the
leased premises.-v.t. & i. To make sublease
All that is rather clear. And dropping two. lines
(loc. cit.) I read "Sublet: v.t. & i.; see LET.
(but!!) To Sublease."
Be it said in all frankness: the laxity of usage
denoted by this apparent synonymity would be of
but small concern to me, were it not for the im-
possibility of concise expression which results.
Is there anyone to help me to get out of that
dilemma? Suggestion was made to use "rent" in-
stead of "sublease". But that term again, accord-
ing to Webster, may be used to denote action of
both dominant and recessive party.
-0. R. Reischer

THE great thing about the bi-
partisan, or conservative bloc, of
Republicans and dissident Southern
Democrats, is the way it disappears
when its leaders want it to disappear,
and reappears when they want it
to reappear. Now you see it, now
you don't,
For example, the bloc disappear-
ed completely for about twenty-
four hours last week, during the
visit of Mr. B. Carroll Reece, Re-
publican National Chairman, to
New York. For Mr. Reece gave
out with a speech denouncing the
Southern "Bourbons", who, he said,
keep themselves in power only by
means of the poll tax. Mr. Reece,
speaking in the great Northern
metropolis, was quite cross with the
Southern "Bourbons"; listeners felt
that if there was anybody he would
not have anything to do with, it
was one of those.
Yet, ordinarily, about five-sixths
of the Republican contingent in Con-
gress is on the friendliest possible
terms with the Southern right-wing-
ers, greeting them with cordial "Hi
ya, Bourbon" each morning in the
most amiable way, and spending
long sweet afternoons collaboratively
strangling bits of Truman legislation.
It is hard to understand how the
leader of the Republicans can de-
nounce a group of friends with whom
they have so often broken bills to-
-by Samuel Grafton
(Copyright, 1946, N.Y. Post Syndicate)

Publication in the Daily Official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the Assistant to the President,
1021 Angell Hall, by 3:30 p.m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
VOL. LVI, No. 115 ?
Senior and Graduate Students,
who have received invitations to the
Honors Convocation on April 26, are
requested to order caps and gowns
at the Moe Sport Shop immediately.
They must be ordered today to be
delivered in time for the Convo-
Applications for Combined Curric-
ula: Application for admission to a
combined curriculum must be made
before April 20 of the final preprofes-
sional year. Application forms may
be obtained at 1220 Angell Hall and
should be filed with the Secretary of
the Committee at that office.
Men's Residence Halls: Reappli-
cations for the SUMMER SESSION
for men now living in the Residence
Halls are ready for distribution.
Blanks may be secured from the Of-
fice of the Dean of Students. All ap-
plications for reassignment must be
in the hands of the Dean of Students
Due to the critical housing situa-
tion and to the fact that a number of
the buildings of the West Quadrangle
will be closed during the summer for
decorating and repairs, it may not
be possible to accept all students who
apply for reassignment.
Reapplications for the Fall Term
will be available at a later date,
which will be announced as soon as
Choral Union Ushers: Please ex-
change your old Usher Cards for a
May Festival Ushier Card at Hill
Auditorium Box Office today, 4:30-
5:30 P.M.
After Tuesday, all places will be
filled with new ushers.
Alumnae of the past ten years, who
would be interested in acting as
hostesses at the Victory Reunion on
June 20, 21 or 22, please get in touch
with Mrs. Gwendolyn Dunn Allen any
afternoon this week in the Alumnae
Council Office of the Michigan
League. Phone 23251. If you cannot
come in or telephone, please write to
signify your interest.
The Announcement of the Slim-
mer School at the National Univer-
sity of Mexico has arrived. Copies
may be had in the Office of the
Summer Session, Room 1213, Angell

of Literature, Science, and the Arts
for writing the best essay on some
topic concerning the history of medi-
cine. Freshmen in the Medical
School who are on the' Combined
Curriculum in Letters and Medicine
are eligible to compete in the contest.
The following committee has been
appointed to judge the contest: As-
sistant Professor John Arthos, Chair-
man, Professor Adam A. Christman,
and Assistant Professor Frederick H.
The Committee has announced the
following topics for the contest:
1. History of a Medical Unit
2. Medical-Aid Man
3. Medicine in Industry
4. Tropical Medicine
Prospective contestants may con-
sult committee members, by appoint-
(1) A first prize of $50 and a second
prize. of $25 are being offered, (2)
manuscripts should be 3,000 to 5,000
words in length, (3) the manuscripts
should be typed, double spaced, on
one side of the paper only, (4) con-
testants must submit two copies of
their manuscripts, and (5) all manu-
scripts should be handed in at Room
1220 Angell Hall by May 31.
Willow Village Program for the
week April 14-21 for veterans and
their wives.
Tuesday, April 16: Lecture Series
Mr. Wesley Maurer, Dept. of Journal-
ism, will discuss Nathaniel Peffer's
"America's Place in the World." 2
p.m. Office, West Lodge.
Wednesday, April 17: Bridge. 2:00
p.m., Club Room, West Lodge; 8:00
p.m., Conference Room, West Lodge.
Thursday, April. 18: "Home Plan-
ning" Adelia M. Beeuwkes, Instructor
in Public Health Nutrition, will dis-
cuss "What's New in Nutrition," the
first of a series of three lectures.
2 p.m. Office, West Lodge.
Friday, April 19: "Leadership:
How to be a Club Leader" Dr. Fred
G. Stevenson, Extension Staff. 2 p.m.
Office, West Lodge; 8 p.m. Confer-
ence Room, West Lodge.
Friday, April 19: Dancing Class:
Beginners--Couples 7 p.m. Auditor-
ium, West Lodge; Advanced Couples
8 p.m. Auditorium, West Lodge.
Saturday, April 20: Record Dance.
8 p.m., Club Room, West Lodge.
Sunday, April 21: Classical Music
on Records, 3-5 p.m. Office, West
Sunday, April 21: Vespers: Rev.
H. L. Pickerill, Protestant Directors
Association, 4-5 Conference Room,
West Lodge.
Sunday, April 21. Football movie,
"University of Michigan vs. North-
western,"commentary by Mr. Rob-
ert Morgan of the Alumni Associ-

It's a routine check-up, Mr.
Baxter. The Shultzes say your
kitchen was broken into just
as theirs was. Is that true?

But Pop ... Mr. O'Malley, my 1
Fairy Godfather, and Gus, th
Ghost, didn't steal anything.
They just got very hungry-

He's imaginative, officer.
Er ... Why don't you play
in your room, Barnaby?

By Crockett Johnson'
A smart little fellow, Mr.
Baxter. And as you say ...
Full of notions. Ha! Ha!

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